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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

TMOART:12 Recap - the stats

So now that we're back, it's time to start tallying the cost and such....

Total cost of gas: $740.53

Cheapest gas: $2.979 (Knoxville, TN)
Most expensive gas: $3.499 (Meadow Bridge, WV)

Approximate total cost of the trip: $1712.00 (includes gas, food, munchies, admission fees, tolls, parking, souvenirs....)

States traveled through: 12
(Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio)

And the final statistic - one that is much higher than I thought that it would be:

Total mileage?

I have so much blogging to do, but for now I'm just going to leave it at this. My plan is to go through all of my pictures (1000+ of them) and organize them all and then do a post for each portion of the trip - so it'll all be broken up a bit. But to give you an idea of what you can expect, there will be pictures of....

....a fish hatchery
....kids playing in water
....my family
....me on a roof
....closeups of various forms of wildlife
....a college campus
....a national memorial
....a national park
....a couple of campgrounds
....and maybe a few pictures of me and The Dude

Right now our main mission is to get the van running again. It did great on the entire trip - no problems at all. We came home last night, parked it in the driveway, unloaded it, and then when we went to take The Dude back home it just wouldn't move - so apparently there is something up with the transmission or some transmission-related part. I'll start making calls about it tomorrow and see what I can figure out, and in the meantime The Dude is digging around online to see what he can figure out.

It's always something.


  1. All in all, that was a great vacation for what little you spent. I have trouble keeping a week's vacation under $2 grand. 2 thumbs up.

    1. We are pros at being cheap! LOL Camping saved us a ton of money vs. staying in a hotel, some friends and family fed us so we didn't have to go out to eat for every meal, and we just didn't buy a bunch of crap. It helps.

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    1. Yep, that's about right. I checked it each time we filled the tank, and it was usually 19-20mpg, even on the mountains. We probably would have gotten better highway mileage if we hadn't run into so much traffic, but it all evens out in the end!

  3. It's probably afraid that your going to go across country again. It's tired LOL.

    1. Yeah really! LOL I'm just glad that it waited until we got home to die - and from what my brother said it has the potential to be a cheap and easy fix. *crossing fingers*

  4. What was the duration?? (I forgot.)

    1. We left here on June 21 and got back on July 3, so 13 days.


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